Grants

Restarting Australia’s business events sector

The Schedule of Approved Events under the program is now open for expressions of interest. For more information, please visit the Business Events Grants page.

On 11 September 2020 the Australian Government announced it would provide $50 million to create the Business Events Grants Program. This program is part of the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund that is providing assistance to sectors, regions and communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

The program will be administered through the Australian Government’s Business Grants Hub, with guidelines developed in consultation with the government and industry stakeholders.

Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums Program

On 28 April 2020 the Australian Government announced it would provide $94.6 million for the Supporting Australia’s Exhibiting Zoos and Aquariums Program. This assistance is part of the $1 billion Relief and Recovery Fund that is providing assistance to sectors, regions and communities disproportionately affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants

On 11 February 2020 the Australian Government announced the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants program, a $10 million grants program that was drawn from the Bushfire Recovery Fund. Austrade is administering the Regional Tourism Bushfire Recovery Grants as part of the National Bushfire Recovery Agency initiative. The program formed part of the Government’s $76 million tourism recovery package to protect jobs, small businesses and local economies by helping get tourists travelling into bushfire-affected regions.

The grants will support events, concerts, festivals and visitor attractions such as art installations and tourist walks, in fire-affected regions to assist with recovery efforts and encourage visitation back to the areas.

Grants are available for eligible local government authorities and regional tourism organisations in bushfire-affected areas. Applicants were invited to apply by Austrade.

Stream 1 applications close 5:00pm (AEDT), Friday 18 December 2020.

Stream 2 applications closed on Friday 8 May 2020.

Export Market Development Grants (EMDG)

The Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) scheme is a key Australian Government financial assistance program for aspiring and current exporters. Administered by Austrade, the scheme supports a wide range of industry sectors and products, including inbound tourism and the export of intellectual property and know-how outside Australia.

For further information visit What is EMDG?

Grant Finder

Grant Finder helps you locate the grants and assistance programs most relevant to your business.

Grants and other funding programs are available for businesses from the Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils. You can search through a wide variety of grants in many categories, including developing your business, innovation and education.